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25th Anniversary of the Valar Guild

October 4, 2022 Tuesday

A Ring's Last Moments

Ring Meets Dragon
A Ring's Last Moments
by Ar-Pharazon-(V)
2 October 2022

Theme: "Rings of Power"
Marathon Chat
Forum anniversary greetings
Gaming Screenshots of anniversary events:
    Diablo (all versions)
    EVE Online
    Lord of the Rings Online
    World of WarCraft
    World of WarCraft Classic
    and others
Themed images of "Rings of Power": Gaming Screenshots, real life, or other images:

Tolkien Site anniversary contributions:
Games Site Mass Update letter
State of Valar Gaming 2022

More entries will be taken for this page through October. Please email it to Varda (NOSPAMvarda.elentari (AT) gmail (dot) com)  including a note that it is for the anniversary, using your name in the guild for credit. Thanks!

Please note that all of these entries are presents from the Valar Guild folk for all folk to enjoy made especially for this wonderful time, but not intended to be taken without permission. Thank you to the contributors from all of us who are fortunate enough to receive them. Yay!



This year's theme is "Rings of Power".

These can be screenshots from your favorite games, real life pictures, stories, poems, songs, and articles. Name your poison! Er, spice!


Marathon Chat:

When: October 2nd meeting through the Oct 9th meeting.
Where: The marathon chat is in the Valar Guild's Discord chat program in "meeting_place".
What: Free chat including fun chat and fun safe links. Also we'd enjoy Tolkien Moments and url's related to Tolkien and the anniversary.
Who: all the same folks that are welcome at meetings such as members, polite family and friends and fellow Tolkien fans.

Participants (so far):
    Arien-(Valar), Ar-Pharazon-(V), Eonwe-(Valar), Fangorn-(Valar), Pallando-(Valar), Sandalf13-(T), Tulkas-(Valar), Varda-(Valar)



Forum thread. Feel free to post your comments about the anniversary on our forum thread!


Gaming Screenshots of Anniversary events:

    How do I take a screenshot?
        In LotRO, F12 removes quickslots etc from the display. N toggles names on and off. F11 makes a screenshot that goes into your computer's Documents folder under Lord of the Rings Online.
        In WoW, use your keyboard's version of PrintScreen (PrntScrn on the top row on mine) to make the screenshot. The image goes into the game's folder under Screenshots.
    If you can't join a group, feel free to take solo screenshots in your game of choice to send here.

Diablo Anniversary screenshots:

EVE Online Anniversary screenshots:

Lord of the Rings Online Anniversary screenshots:

    Oct 4 at noon and 5 P.M. Eastern time:

    We rode together into main towns at noon Eastern time (Type /servertime in the chat to see Eastern time, which is the time used on the servers.) Fireworks, a little dancing, passed around wine and Barliman's Best to anyone who came to see the show.
    Towns: Bree, Michel Delving, Thorin's Hall, Rivendell.
    Riders of Noon: Arien-(Valar), Dis-(V), Fangorn-(Valar), Lenwe-(V), Marigold-(V), Varda-(Valar)

    Surprise! Between the two main anniversary rides, we had a surprise ride and get-together for three of the players' characters that are also in the Forum RP story!
    Riders of the Forum story: Auros (Eonwe), Frali (Arien), and Fainan (Varda).
Image: Deep night in the Misty Mountains, with dwarf Frali, high elf (Noldo) Auros, elf (Silvan) Fainan. Screenshot by Eonwe-(Valar) aka Auros, also posted in Discord under #screenshots.

    Rode together into main towns at 5 P.M. Eastern time. Fireworks We passed around drinks and pipeweek to those who came to see or even join in (at Thorin's) the show.
    Towns: Bree, Michel Delving, Thorin's, Annak-khurfu, Galtrev, Rivendell, Beorninghus.
    Riders of Evening: Eonwe-(Valar), Nar-(V), Varda-(Valar)


Minecraft Anniversary screenshots:

Starcraft Anniversary screenshots:

World of WarCraft Anniversary screenshots:

World of Warcraft Classic:

Your game of choice or real life!:


Theme "Rings of Power" screenshots, real life pictures, art:


Tolkien Site Contributions for the 25th Anniversary!


Image by Ar-Pharazon-(V). "Ring Meets Dragon", alternative name "A Ring's Last Moments". Made in MS Paint on 2 October 2022 for the anniversary, as a png file. Used for the title logo for this 25th Anniverary page, and also located in his art cave.







    "Before the Black Gate" by Sandalf13-(T). Aragorn's view of the end of the War of the Ring.

    "Cormamarth, Cormamaranwe" by Eonwe-(Valar). Meaning of the title: "Ring of Doom (or Fate), Ring of Destiny".

    "A Shorter Cut" by Eonwe-(Valar). Farmer Maggot's Mushroom Menace. Also written for Halloween.

    "We Won!" by Varda-(Valar). An orc farmer's reaction to a win by his folk.


State of Valar Gaming 2022:

The State of Online Gaming 2022.  This is Eonwe-(Valar)'s annual report on current gaming by members, as sent in by members, for the Games Site Mass Update 2022 (GSMU 2022).

Feel free to update any time by emailing Eonwe (NOSPAMdeneltir@hotmail.com).